Making Sense of Sensory Storytime

Children in Bloomer enjoy using many senses with parachute and cotton ballsThere have been three recent blog posts on the ALSC blog that would be useful to anyone trying to make their storytimes more inclusive for kids with various sensory needs.Renee Grassi wrote an...

Super Heroes Being Super-Heroic

She-Ra, a real-life superheroWe had a terrific workshop this week, thinking hard about summer programs in the context of youth services programming all year long.  Fabulous keynote speakers Shawn Brommer (South Central Library System) and Sue Abrahamson talked us...

Teen Librarian Toolbox

I had heard about the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog/resource before, but hadn’t really spent much time exploring it until I had the chance to see Karen Jensen at this year’s Wisconsin Library Association YSS Luncheon. If you haven’t taken time to look,...

Stealthy in More Ways than One!

Fun in the stacks with Riddle Me Readers Stealth Program Thanks to Alisha Green from LEPMPL for this guest post, talking about the stealthy ways she and her colleagues are teaching kids to use the catalog! I was first approached last year by our Friends coordinator...

Awesome SLP/Library Promotion Idea

I attended a Lead the Change pre-conference at this year’s Wisconsin Library Association Conference, and was pleased to see a bunch of IFLS librarians there.  Yay, IFLS!One of the great ideas that was shared at this workshop was related to Summer...

Where to Find Performers Now?

The Wisconsin Children’s Performer Directory that was maintained by the Division for Libraries and Technology is being discontinued as of this year.  If you hire performers, that might be a sad loss…Here are some other resources I found that might be...